Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/18/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/18/17

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SPECIAL: The Morning After Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing #BetsyDeVos #DeVosHearing #dumpdevos




Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump's bikers on security. A 'wall of meat' or load of B.S.?
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump's bikers on security. A 'wall of meat' or load of B.S.? : Trump's bikers on security. A 'wall of meat' or load of B.S.? DT is counting on a right-wing biker battalion to pull security duty at his inauguration. He imagines a horde of thousands of "Bikers for Trump" are rolling into D.C. at this very moment, to save him from what he imagines as an assault from t
The DeVos Hearing, In Their Own Words : NPR Ed : NPR
The DeVos Hearing, In Their Own Words : NPR Ed : NPR : The DeVos Hearing, In Their Own Words After Betsy DeVos' Senate confirmation hearing yesterday — all three hours and change — we know a little more about Donald Trump's pick to be the next education secretary. Appearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, DeVos faced questions on a range of issues, from private
Betsy DeVos' Secretary of Education Hearing Was an Insult to Democracy
Betsy DeVos' Secretary of Education Hearing Was an Insult to Democracy : The Betsy DeVos Hearing Was an Insult to Democracy Who are the real grizzlies? WASHINGTON, D.C.—It was not a hearing. It was the mere burlesque of a hearing, rendered meaningless by a preposterously accelerated process that rendered all questioning perfunctory and that left all cheap evasions hanging in the air of the commit
WATCH LIVE: President Obama holds final press conference | PBS NewsHour
WATCH LIVE: President Obama holds final press conference | PBS NewsHour : WATCH LIVE: President Obama holds final press conference Watch President Barack Obama’s final press conference at 2:15 p.m. EST Wednesday. President Barack Obama will conduct today the final press conference of his presidency, scheduled for 2:15 p.m. EST. He is expected to address questions about his decision to commute the
Betsy DeVos Must Not Be Confirmed | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing
Betsy DeVos Must Not Be Confirmed | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing : Betsy DeVos Must Not Be Confirmed Bernard Keller Dave Greene Warren Buffet said, “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” This statement has powerful implications because it clearly speaks against the “only today matters” philosophy making the rounds in education today. Today, t
Brave New Films Video: Protect Public Education by Stopping Betsy DeVos From Becoming Next U.S. Secretary of Education | Alternet
Brave New Films Video: Protect Public Education by Stopping Betsy DeVos From Becoming Next U.S. Secretary of Education | Alternet : Brave New Films Video: Protect Public Education by Stopping Betsy DeVos From Becoming Next U.S. Secretary of Education "You lured me in with the promise of a high-quality education and you lied." Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary is a threat t
SPECIAL: The Morning After Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing #BetsyDeVos #DeVosHearing #dumpdevos
SPECIAL: The Morning After Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing #BetsyDeVos #DeVosHearing #dumpdevos DeVos says she won’t force private school voucher plan on states | EdSource by mike simpson / 34min DeVos says she won’t force private school voucher plan on states | EdSource : DeVos says she won't force private school voucher plan on states At a contentious confirmation hearing that mostly broke al
You're Never to Young for Social Justice - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom
You're Never to Young for Social Justice - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : You’re Never to Young for Social Justice You’re never to young for social justice. With the Presidential Inauguration Week coming up (aka. a week of protests) this is a great opportunity to model our values with our kids of standing up and speaking up for what’s right. I’ve put together these resources to share
DeVos says she won’t force private school voucher plan on states | EdSource
DeVos says she won’t force private school voucher plan on states | EdSource : DeVos says she won't force private school voucher plan on states At a contentious confirmation hearing that mostly broke along party lines, Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of education, said she wouldn’t try to force states to adopt private school voucher programs along the lines of t
Diane Ravitch's blog | Is Trump's Pick for Education Secretary an Enemy of Public Schools?
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Is Trump's Pick for Education Secretary an Enemy of Public Schools? DeVos: Schools May Need Guns to Protect Against Grizzly Bears 2 by dianeravitch / 17min Betsy DeVos was questioned about whether she would maintain gun-free zones around schools. She said that should be left to states . She was questioned by Senator Chris Murphy
CTA & NEA Presidents To Join LA Educators Declaring That Schools Are Safe Havens For All Students In National Event
Calaveras News - Breaking News for Calaveras County & Beyond!- The Pine Tree .net : CTA & NEA Presidents To Join LA Educators Declaring That Schools Are Safe Havens For All Students In National Event Burlingame, CA...In a sign of rising resistance to federal threats to public schools, California educators will join with parents, students, labor and civic leaders and communities on Thursday in cal
Answer Sheet Valerie Strauss covers Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing - The Washington Post
Answer Sheet - The Washington Post : Answer Sheet Valerie Strauss covers Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said — and refused to say — at her confirmation hearing 4K by Valerie Strauss / 9h At her contentious confirmation hearing as Donald Trump’s nominee to be education secretary on Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was asked a question by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) about a
WATCH: Al Franken destroys Education appointee Betsy DeVos over her support for gay conversion therapy
WATCH: Al Franken destroys Education appointee Betsy DeVos over her support for gay conversion therapy : WATCH: Al Franken destroys Education appointee Betsy DeVos over her support for gay conversion therapy Mi nnesota Sen. Al Franken (D) left no doubt which way he will be voting for President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the Department of Education, hammering appointee Betsy DeVos for her
John Thompson School choice: Sen. Loveless advances 'factually incorrect' ideology - NonDoc
School choice: Sen. Loveless advances 'factually incorrect' ideology - NonDoc : School choice: Sen. Loveless advances ‘factually incorrect’ ideology S tate Sen. Kyle Loveless ( R-OKC ) performed a great service to the voting public by revealing his thought processes on school choice and other issues in a recent commentary for The Oklahoman . Among other things, Loveless wrote that he believes in
CURMUDGUCATION: Meanwhile...
CURMUDGUCATION: Meanwhile... : Meanwhile... It has been one of those days. Not bad, but about sixteen hours long, and so I have followed the DeVos hearing via occasional peeks at Twitter, and I'll catch up over the hours ahead in short burst so that my blood pressure does not shoot the nails off the ends of my fingers. But I will confess that as strongly as I believe we should tell our senators r
In Penetrating Analysis, Joanne Barkan Predicts Likely Direction of a DeVos Education Department | janresseger
In Penetrating Analysis, Joanne Barkan Predicts Likely Direction of a DeVos Education Department | janresseger : In Penetrating Analysis, Joanne Barkan Predicts Likely Direction of a DeVos Education Department Joanne Barkan has published another of her remarkably lucid and well-written articles at Dissent , this time a profile of Betsy DeVos. Barkan explicitly predicts how DeVos, if she is confir
Betsy DeVos and the Prince of darkness. | Fred Klonsky
Betsy DeVos and the Prince of darkness. | Fred Klonsky : Betsy DeVos and the Prince of darkness. Okay. So the next Secretary of Education doesn’t know what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is. She thinks schools should have guns in case of Grizzley bears. I have to admit that I found Al Franken’s gotcha on the debate over growth scores and competency a little confusing mysel
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Song and Dance
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Song and Dance : "DeVos Song and Dance" DeVos Song and Dance I am grateful that work kept me from experiencing the DeVos hearing in one long take, like a thousand fingernails being dragged down a twenty-mile chalkboard. So just as I experienced a disjointed hearing, I will share my disjointed thoughts. The Reviews Are In Wait! I'm now famous because why..? And who wants to s
When you ask the wrong questions, you can't possibly get the right answers. (By Ann P. Cronin) - Wait What?
When you ask the wrong questions, you can't possibly get the right answers. (By Ann P. Cronin) - Wait What? : When you ask the wrong questions, you can’t possibly get the right answers. (By Ann P. Cronin) The Mastery Examination Task Force, whose report about student assessment in our public schools is due to come out soon, has asked all the wrong questions. We, therefore, can’t have any confiden
Ignorance and Arrogance – the Defining Characteristics of the Betsy DeVos Hearing | gadflyonthewallblog
Ignorance and Arrogance – the Defining Characteristics of the Betsy DeVos Hearing | gadflyonthewallblog : Ignorance and Arrogance – the Defining Characteristics of the Betsy DeVos Hearing Betsy DeVos wouldn’t commit to protecting students with special needs. She wouldn’t commit to keeping guns out of school campuses . She wouldn’t commit to holding charter and voucher schools to the same standard
Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing and Special Education
Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing and Special Education : Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing and Special Education I was asked to write about the Betsy DeVos confirmation hearing and special education. So here is a quick rundown. I was pleasantly surprised at some of the questioning by Democrats. I know education reform is often bi-partisan, but the Dems hit some high notes tonight. I came away with
Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said — and refused to say — at her confirmation hearing - The Washington Post
Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said — and refused to say — at her confirmation hearing - The Washington Post : Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said — and refused to say — at her confirmation hearing At her contentious confirmation hearing as Donald Trump’s nominee to be education secretary on Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was asked a question by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) about an important educatio
DeVos Meets Warren - Living in Dialogue
DeVos Meets Warren - Living in Dialogue : DeVos Meets Warren DeVos Meets Warren - Living in Dialogue :
Here Are Just Some of the Stunningly Bad Moments From Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing | Mother Jones
Here Are Just Some of the Stunningly Bad Moments From Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing | Mother Jones : Here Are Just Some of the Stunningly Bad Moments From Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing "Do you not want to answer my question?" Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing to become President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary was originally scheduled for last Wednesday but was ultimately postpon
Betsy DeVos’ Opening Statement at Her Nomination Hearing– and a Question Asked by Bernie Sanders | deutsch29
Betsy DeVos’ Opening Statement at Her Nomination Hearing– and a Question Asked by Bernie Sanders | deutsch29 : Betsy DeVos’ Opening Statement at Her Nomination Hearing– and a Question Asked by Bernie Sanders Below is the text of US ed sec nominee Betsy DeVos’ opening remarks at her January 17, 2017, hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. First, a few obs
Schooling in the Ownership Society: From Davos to DeVos
Schooling in the Ownership Society: From Davos to DeVos : From Davos to DeVos As the world's super-wealthy and super-powerful gather this week in Davos for the World Economic Forum, the spotlight is once again on the widening chasm of wealth inequality. It's virtually impossible to talk meaningfully about education reform, privatization, charter schools, testing, deseg, etc... without taking the
Schools Matter: If you're in Los Angeles this month, three education items to consider
Schools Matter: If you're in Los Angeles this month, three education items to consider : If you're in Los Angeles this month, three education items to consider These events and announcements are worthy of your consideration. Especially the event featuring Schools Matter 's very own Dr. Stephen Krashen. I would love to attend all of these, but… law school. Student Empowerment - Culture and Languag

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RECAP: FULL COMMITTEE HEARING #BetsyDeVos Nomination Sec of Ed #DeVosHearing #dumpdevos
RECAP: FULL COMMITTEE HEARING #BetsyDeVos Nomination Sec of Ed #DeVosHearing #dumpdevos
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/17/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/17/17 Featured Post Betsy DeVos’ Planned Remarks – Smoke and Mirrors. | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. Grading Betsy DeVos’ confirmation day exam | Eclectablog Big Education Ape / by mike 

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